Outlook Gardens are a professional landscape company, formed to provide the highest level of customer service and quality in the design, construction and management of landscaping and garden projects.
Dermot Kerins, who founded the company, has over 20 years experience in the landscape industry, with vast experience in design and build, project management and product procurement. His passion for his work is realized in the many gardens built throughout Europe.
Along with all aspects of hard landscaping from paving to walling, lighting and irrigation, plants are our real passion and as a result we have built up a huge network of the very best plant growers across Europe. This allows us to source and supply the best quality direct from the grower. The same applies for hard landscape products directly from manufacturers and quarries around the world, and this can result in very substantial savings.
Chelsea Flower Show 2011 - Project Manager of the ‘Sky Garden’ designed by Diarmuid Gavin. Achieved Gold Medal. €500,000+ project delivered in 2 weeks overall responsibility for project delivery, as above.
2001 - Winner of Category best Domestic garden 2001 from the ALCI (Irish Landscape Body).
2000 - Gold Medal winner at ‘Garden Heaven Show’ RDS Dublin, for a show garden entitled “Room with a View”. 1999 - TG4
Designed and project managed urban gardens for an Irish TV network.
CHARITY / VOLUNTARY WORK
2011 - Dirty Old Towns Charleville - Part of an RTE television series to clean up towns around Ireland. We managed the project including, budget, material and crews of volunteers.
2010 - RTE Cork, The Garden Gang - Temple St Children’s Hospital. Project managed the build of an outdoor garden/play area for one of Ireland’s leading children’s hospital. Working with staff to implement a therapeutic/sensory garden suitable for children’s needs. Due to difficult access, the Garden was entirely built off site onto a steel frame and lifted into place with a crane, the entire
process was televised.
2007, 2008 & 2009. Niall Mellon Township Trust - Designed and project managed, building community gardens with playgrounds, sports pitches and vegetable gardens in improvised townships in Cape Town, South Africa.